Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

For Dubya and, especially, for Dick Cheney to rant at the injustice of being accused of deception in their rush to war makes me nuts. Yes, the Democrats saw the same intelligence that Republicans did, but for whom do all of our intelligence agencies work? Are they not all within the Executive Branch of government? Do their directors not all serve at the pleasure of the President?
I don't want this to be a partisan issue. I firmly believe that most Republicans are, as most Democrats are, reasonably honest people.
I believe that, in years to come, the evidence will prove conclusively that Bush and Cheney sliced, diced, and cooked the intelligence... or, more likely, had it done... in order to make their case for a war they intended to see take place.
I'll grant you that Mr. Cheney knows a thing or two about "dishonest and reprehensible" conduct. Yesterday Mr. Cheney said: "“The saddest part is that our people in uniform have been subjected to these cynical and pernicious falsehoods day in and day out.” One of my friends with a better command of language than mine has to give me the word for a guy who had "other priorities in the '60s than military service," who later manufactures a war to suit the amoral interests of his cronies, and then presumes to lecture me on my cynicism and integrity.


Anonymous Winston said...

AQ, so glad to see you back after your successful surgery, and pleased to hear it was so. Your voice was missed.

My language is not as eloquent or elegant as you were hoping for in your call for the right word to describe Herr Cheney, but top of the head, "dispicable asshole" comes to mind. Perhaps we need more adjectives in front of that, like "extremely dangerous".

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Blogger Jack Davis said...

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11:26 AM  
Blogger Jack Davis said...

Re Cheney: the word hypocrite comes to mind.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Hello. I'm a new reader to AQ and I must say, GREAT BLOG! The more Mr. Cheney and Dubya talk, the more they keep digging themselves in. Especially Cheney.

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